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Talkers are no great doers

The windows literally tell interesting stories.  All of the mottoes were selected by Frank Furness's brother, Horace Howard Furness, who was a Shakespearen scholar here at Penn.  Horace sat on the library building committee which selected Frank Furness as the library architect. Frank Furness designed all of the leaded glass windows himself. For a full list of the mottoes, scroll to page 85 of the University of Pennsylvania; its history, traditions, buildings and memorials (1916). Not all of the windows have survived.

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